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Old 01-12-2012, 08:15 PM   #1
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Would like to ask the gurus their thoughts on this.

I check local search terms to see how my site is doing in the rankings.. Should I delete all of my browsing history/cookies before I test?

Or is turning on private browsing enough? I use firefox and it has this feature.

I know if I don't use it I have the first 5 top spots in the organic returns, and that just can't be right. I think google knows what I like and is showing me a lot of what I visit regularly when my private browsing is turned off.

Do you web/seo people have a standard way you do this so that you're not tainting your SERPs with where you've already been?
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:24 PM   #2
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Private browsing works or
http://www.mikes-marketing-tools.com/ranking-reports/

That link usually works fine, though tonight it seems to be having a problem with google & yahoo

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Do you web/seo people have a standard way you do this so that you're not tainting your SERPs with where you've already been?
I pay for a rank checking service and send out weekly or monthly reports to clients who are subscribed to the service. The hosted software removes all personalization tags from search and gives you pretty accurate listing info for Google, Yahoo and Bing.

It also has a built in citation tracker which makes it very easy to see your citations as well and potential citations (based off your 10 local Google places competitors)

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Old 01-13-2012, 03:11 PM   #4
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Here's a free site you can use that allows searching without the "I know who you are and what you've been looking at" skewed results that Google.com provides:

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I've fooled around this morning with the scroogle scraper.

Seems to be working ok so I saved it to my favorites bar and will now use it to do my checking. Thanks!!
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Thanks for the link!
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Here's a free site you can use that allows searching without the "I know who you are and what you've been looking at" skewed results that Google.com provides:

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Very cool. Thanks for sharing that link Bonnie.
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I have a love/hate relationship with Google. Today it's on the hate side.

Just tried to use the nifty Scroogle tool and saw this message:

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so sorry...

Google is temporarily blocking this Scroogle server.

Please wait ten minutes before trying again.

Yes, Scroogle is upset with Google.

1. Google handles 1 billion searches per day, while Scroogle handles 350,000 searches per day. This means that Scroogle is 0.035 percent of Google's load.

2. Google uses 900,000 servers, while Scroogle leases just six low-end dedicated servers.

3. Google has billions and billions of dollars in the bank, while Scroogle is a recognized public charity and survives on modest donations averaging $43 per day.

4. For more than seven years, Scroogle has always made serious efforts to detect and block any and all bots. Almost every Scroogle searcher is a live person clicking on a mouse. Yet Google treats Scroogle like a bot because they see the traffic from our six IP addresses as higher than normal. Searching Google with a bot is against Google's terms of service, but Scroogle users are not bots.

Is it "Terms of Service" for Google, or is it "Terms of Monopoly"?

You can tell the Antitrust Division what you think about Google.
I did try again after 10 minutes and still wasn't able to access it.
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Bonnie...thanks for the link, but I received the same message as you. Now I'm waiting 10 mins....
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It worked for me after about 20 minutes.
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I have a love/hate relationship with Google. Today it's on the hate side.

Just tried to use the nifty Scroogle tool and saw this message:
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so sorry...



Google is temporarily blocking this Scroogle server.



Please wait ten minutes before trying again.



Yes, Scroogle is upset with Google.



1. Google handles 1 billion searches per day, while Scroogle handles 350,000 searches per day. This means that Scroogle is 0.035 percent of Google's load.



2. Google uses 900,000 servers, while Scroogle leases just six low-end dedicated servers.



3. Google has billions and billions of dollars in the bank, while Scroogle is a recognized public charity and survives on modest donations averaging $43 per day.



4. For more than seven years, Scroogle has always made serious efforts to detect and block any and all bots. Almost every Scroogle searcher is a live person clicking on a mouse. Yet Google treats Scroogle like a bot because they see the traffic from our six IP addresses as higher than normal. Searching Google with a bot is against Google's terms of service, but Scroogle users are not bots.



Is it "Terms of Service" for Google, or is it "Terms of Monopoly"?



You can tell the Antitrust Division what you think about Google.



I did try again after 10 minutes and still wasn't able to access it.
Google probably got overloaded from all the CT members clicking on your link Bonnie.
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